Vaughn Velocity V9 Pro Intermediate Goalie Blocker – Special Edition
New for 2020 is the Vaughn Velocity V9 Pro Senior Blocker. The main item of concern for Vaughn when designing the V9 Pro blocker was getting a more active rebound off the blocker face and the V9 blocker does have a more active rebound compared to past Velocity blockers. The Velocity V9 is proportionately sized perfectly for an intermediate sized goalie with a 42 inch perimeter (14 X 7 blocker face). The new finger area provides an index finger trigger design which helps the goalie control the paddle of the goalie stick more effectively when they are in their ready position. Vaughn also designed the Velocity V9 Pro Blocker with a floating cuff to enhance wrist flexibility for puck control when stick handling. The thumb of the Velocity V9 is a molded design which ensures the thumb protection does not lose it shape over time. The palm of the Velocity V9 Blocker has also been redesigned for 2020. The new palm is angled specifically for the needs of a goalie versus taking a player glove palm and throwing on a goalie blocker. This will improve comfort and overall performance.
Goalies Plus will be offering Special Edition colors in the Velocity V9 series. The V9 Special Edition blocker does not have any additional spec changes (which the pads and catch gloves do have spec changes).
Vaughn Velocity V9 Pro Intermediate Goalie Blocker Features:
- Model Year: 2020
- New V9 Graphic
- Thick foam inner board for increased stiffness
- Top bend design for puck deflection
- Laced down blocker face for superior puck control
- Back hand cushion pad for comfort and protection
- Palm with index and small finger trigger design
- Finger protectors with composite core
- Side finger protection
- Large index finger side protection
- New palm design for improved fit and comfort
- Full Pro Spec construction
- Side shield with HD foam for stability
- 42in. Perimeter
- Floating cuff design for increased wrist movement
- Regular – Blocker goes on the right hand
- Full Right – Blocker goes on the left hand
Sizing Differences: Youth, Junior and Intermediate
Many parents do not understand the sizing terms used in goalie equipment. Youth, junior and intermediate are often confused as too which term goes with which age group. We will explain the differences to help eliminate any errors in the ordering process. Youth goalie gear is the smallest on the market. This is generally for your five year to eight year old goalies. Youth gear is generally less expensive and not made with high quality materials. Higher quality materials and foams at a youth level pose two issues. One; they are too stiff for a small goalie to move around and two; the goalie will outgrow the gear before they even break it in. Therefore it is ok to have lesser quality at the youth goalie gear age group. The junior goalie equipment is for the eight year to the twelve year old goalie. This again is not made with the highest quality materials. The quality is certainly better then the youth gaolie gear however the need for flexibility and movement outweighs the need for high end materials that will last several years. In the junior level gear, specs are more defined and equipment is made with performance in mind. Generally junior goalie equipment will have a lot of performance features that will be found in higher level gear. Lastly is the intermediate level goalie equipment. Intermediate gear is generally for eleven to fourteen year old goalies or even smaller adults. This gear generally uses higher density foams and higher quality materials. Goalies in this age group put a lot of wear and tear on their gear so manufactures need to build it accordingly. Everything about intermediate gear is made with higher level performance features and extra protection features. Players at this age group are playing faster and shooting harder therefore the goalie gear needs to be better as well.